BYD Metro miles

BYD’s five elec­tric buses had a prom­ised range of 155 miles per charge, but Metro drivers nev­er drove them bey­ond 133 miles and the trans­it dis­trict said the buses of­ten traveled less than 100 miles be­fore their bat­ter­ies ran low. Fre­quent ser­vice in­ter­rup­tions in­clud­ing stalling on hills also cut the daily routes short. This chart by Metro cal­cu­lates the av­er­age dis­tance real­ized each day.
BYD of­fi­cials said Metro drivers re­turned to the gar­age with power to spare and com­plained of broken parts that did not ex­ist. They said the re­cord re­flec­ted poor ac­cept­ance of the new tech­no­logy.